Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 29th 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I love the fact that the Green Party are now referencing blog posts in their press releases. They’re such social media tarts these days. (That’s a good thing)

Congrats to Flextimers and their new website.

Blasphemy is now part of defamation law in Ireland? Christ on a oops…

Teach yourself CPR with kits from the Irish Heart Foundation. They’ll be giving them away to Transition Year students and need help raising funds.

Patrick Collison mixes Mathematica with Google Analytics API. Genius, wha?

An Irish version of Maddox?

it@cork are doing one of those Microsoft BizSpark Breakfast on May 12th. Register to attend.

Will McInnes is a podcast! Woo.

Remember the band UnKLE?

Where some of the sound effects came from:

Fluffy Links – Monday April 27th 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Go Twenty.

Lily has moved. She’s getting very serious about this blogging lark now. Watch out Tommy.

Sticker fail.

Check out the EU Young Journalist Competition. Where young is a wide thing.

Nice to see one of the Dragon’s advertising on YouTube about wanting to invest in people.

Good post on figuring out your audience for talks.

Gay Marriage is happening in more places in America and the Republicans aren’t getting worked up.
Mike Tyson.

In memory of J.G. Ballard. I want to … Ronald Reagan.

Torture memos turned into song, there’s something powerful about doing this.

Fluffy Links – Thursday April 23rd 2009

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Adrian has a nice way of tackling those moaning about Twitter.

Via Fergus: One London policeman talks about the stupid terrorism line.

Via Justin: The Emergency has a blog.

Toilets for aliens. Really!

Zip your Tweetie. Twink is on Twitter?

Yeah I was on Q&A.

Got this from somewhere, RC plane gets a bit too close to a jet plane:

And via Kottke is the bike-fu from this guy:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 22nd 2009

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Loving this. Songs as dialogue boxes.

Great post from Twenty on health spas in Ireland. I think.

Rick talks about the RTE player but Rick *is* the RTE playa really.

Slow to point this out. Another foodie blog: I Can Haz Cook.

So who went to see the MAXRoam racing car?

Via the Enterprise Ireland mailing list, SEO Guide for Irish Businesses eBook from Cube. (PDF)

Check out the Robo Rugby finals.

What a joke, first they shut down a site because it mentioned a football fixture and now they’re going after a Twitter account.

Genius. Asking people on Twitter not to download pirate copies of movies.

Reelgood show themselves off:

Fluffy Links – Monday April 20th 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009

So Lily Collison is yet another Collison family member that’s blogging. This blog post is one of my favourites but there are loads more. Mother , Father and three sons now have blogs, though not all blog.

Tommy meanwhile has started a Youth Discussion forum.

We got Ze Frank a duckie for his talk.

Want a businessy looking Twitter background?

Meanwhile, good post from Paul about a Google Penalty.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is tomorrow. In Dublin. No Cork like?
11.30am / 1.00pm: IFSC George’s Dock
2.30pm / 4.00pm: Grand Canal Dock (near Fresh)
5.30pm / 7.00pm: Near Heuston Luas Station

Win a Wine Course.

Green Party caption competition.

Wilco are coming back to Dublin.

Yeah, very WTF.

Birdhouse In Your Soul – Literal Video Version

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 15th 2009

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A Yes to Lisbon campaign by the Yute. Unclear who’s behind it. Will there be an RTE investigation into their finances? 🙂

PuddleDucks now integrating the LouderVoice reviewing system. Congrats to both.

A sex blogger? In Ireland? What would Gaybo say? (That’s really gonna mess with my seo)

New blog: Conor O’Nolan

Via Stephen The Cork Economics blog

Elevease also are blogging.

Blog from Mark hayes on his adventures in L.A.

HTAccess files drive you loopy? Try this online editor.

Jay Electronica – Rennaisance Man

Fluffy Links – Tuesday April 14th 2009

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Seán did an interview with a few young chaps who use Twitter.

Nerdcore. Using Mathematica to name Web 2.0 companies.

My post on why Bad Facebook Ads are bad for all of us.

Ian interviews Tony about his time on Dragon’s Den.

Good post from Eoin on why hecklers veto freedom of expression.

Bad security from Bank of Ireland security.

Via Ger, Enterprise Ireland are having some public meetings for people interested in joing their various programmes to start a business.

30 ways to promote your nordy business.

Via Niamh Redmond: Adobe Flex Builder 3 available for free to unemployed devs. Incl. 60-day Safari Books subscription

Are you this business person looking for a coder?

Heard of a McGangbang? It’s food people!

The Black Crowes- Remedy

Loopthing – Irish business service with social features

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I met up with the lads from Cork-based Loopthing a while back when it was in Alpha to have a look at what it does for businesses.

The blurb from the site says this about them:

Loopthing allows every business to come online and network with one another, as well as providing customers with detailed information on their products or services.

The idea is that it will list your business on their site and also add lots of the social features we’re now well used to on the likes of Facebook and other places. People can leave comments, companies can add photos, podcasts and videos and they can network with each other.


Lots of practical features on the way too which I don’t disclose for now. Have a look about and send them feedback. Their blog is here. Right now this is a soft launch I believe. Why not get your business listed?

Fluffy Links – Thursday April 9th 2009

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Like comics? Comic Cast have released a mixtapes of songs to read comics with or something.

Event: Visually Impaired Computer Society of Ireland (VICS) – Web Accessibility 2.0: Making the Web work for Everyone – May 14th

Handbags between Labour and the Green Party on the web yesterday.

Gavin Bate is currently en route to climb Everest (this is his 5th attempt) which he is doing without support (no oxygen or stops). He’s doing it to highlight the Moving Mountains charity that he is involved in. Folks can follow him on Twitter (very regular updates on progress etc.) –

Clever advertising from RaboBank – Truthbank a website to get people to talk about truths. Nice video too:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday April 8th 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Communications checklist for companies.

Networking event in Cork on April 28th with it@Cork and InterTradeIreland.

Richard is giving away conversion optimisation services. If you want to convert a visitor to a cutomer on your site, talk to him.

So Amazon are delivering electronic goods to Ireland again.

This is David Byrne in a tutu on Monday night in the National Concert Hall. What an inspiring evening it was:

Now that the country is even more fucked, why don’t we see who all these TDs are who didn’t take the pay cut? Wiki software and calling around anyone?

New blog: Andy Regan

This is how you treat fans. Fans surprised with screening of new Star Trek film.

Then this is what fans do for you:

i brought a troupe of back-up actors/dancers on the tour (we were only playing 300-1000 seaters) and had no money to pay them, so we passed the hat into the crowd every night. each performer walked from each show with about $200 in cash. the fans TOOK CARE OF THEM.

Drunk dialing no more. The bad decision blocker for the iPhone.

via BrandIreland: Banned VW ad. How the hell can you have a banned ad when the Net is around?